i am hopping there is a simplistic version for setting up a new Blue2. I have been reading through endless topics and possibly done some good, and also possibly done some not so good things along the way. The build went well. Although very new to this system i have been involved in ROV systems for over 10 years. None have been run with batteries or pc platforms to control them. I have purchased what i believe to be all the essentials.
Blue Rov2 vehicle
2x umbilical’s ( light weight and heavier gauged )
blue robotics 14.8v lithium ion battery
blue robotics balanced charger
cellmeter-7 battery checker
2x fathom-x topside interface
I have charged the battery using the balanced charger, using both the connections (4 cell balanced connector and the red and black leads) I set the charger to 10A charge and stopped it once it read 14.8V. I do not have any experience with batteries of this type. My understanding now although slightly confused, is that you charge completely and only use to 12v before charging back up. my unclear part is about the discharging and storing, but i hope to gain more knowledge as i go with this. I then connected the battery to the vehicle and lights started flashing and the was some beeping.
To start i assumed all firmware was preloaded into the vehicle. Through the blogs, i came across a http:/192.168.2.2:2770 link. So i accessed it and did any upgrades available. I also followed the setup instructions for the software QGroundControl.
Ive now started the QGroundControl program with the umbilical connected to the pc. I have not been able to get the program to connect to the vehicle though. ( waiting for vehicle connection)
I hope this is not to simplistic for this forum and i assure i am a functioning semi tech savvy individual. Any suggestions or direction to a forum topic that adresses this would be greatly appreciated.